I don’t willingly pay money for sad emotions. Well, I go to counseling, so that’s not entirely true. But the bottom line is, I don’t do sad movies. I don’t like the idea of being made to feel strong emotion in public. For this reason, I only entertain the idea of watching such movies if… Read More I Would Like to Eat Your Pancreas [A Review]
How should you face an opponent who is bigger and scarier than yourself? Let’s increase the difficulty: How do you do it well? Further? What do you do when that enemy is part of you? Join Matthew of Team Anchester as he continues his Romans kick, this time looking at the 2018 series, Megalobox. Learn… Read More Tanglecast 48: Fighting with Myself
Everyone wants to win. Everyone wants to be a hero. That’s why we love anime about heroes who conquer all odds. But what’s left for the good guys to do once they conquer? When all the odds have been even-ed? Are they heroic in the off-hours? Does one eat, drink, and do everything else as… Read More TangleCast 45: What’s More Than A Conqueror?
What does the lowly birth of Christ in a manger have to do with season three of Attack on Titan, and especially that scoundrel, Kenny Ackerman? Far more than you could possibly imagine. Join Matthew of Team Anchester as he prepares us for Christmas by explaining an unexpected connection. Here’s this week’s CQ (Cast Question):… Read More TangleCast 43: A Very Merry Attack on Titan Christmas
This week on the TangleCast, Team Anchester, anchored (and followed-up…and written…and produced…and all other things…) by Matthew, asks the question: How exactly did Beneath the Tangles get to where it is today? The site’s founder, TWWK (Charles), joins him to regale the listeners with tales of old (hey, eight years is a pretty long time in aniblogging) and gives some hints as to where the website might be heading in the future.
Here’s this week’s CQ (Cast Question): What is one of the things that you appreciate about what we do at Beneath the Tangles?… Read More TangleCast 40: Birth of the Tangles
The second episode of our rebooted TangleCast is now up, put together by our writer, Matthew G, who leads his one-man podcast team, Team Anchester. As promised in our podcast revival announcement, Matthew explains the meaning behind his team name and how it paints a picture of what Team Anchester is all about. Episode 37… Read More TangleCast 37: Shonen, Spurgeon, and Divine Immutability
Hello, everyone. In the spirit of the season of October and all of the spooky that comes with it, we have a somewhat appropriate topic for you. Its going to be a slightly different format than usual, but that’s because we wanted to try something new. We wanted to invite our readers, as best we… Read More Glory from the Gory, Grace in the Salacious, & the Controversial Lessons in Anime
Our last post for the Fate Apocrypha series is on the “Holy Maiden” Jeanne d’Arc. Her character may seem familiar to you in that, like Amakusa Shirou Tokisada, she also goes astray of the Christian faith. And while It may seem a bit confusing to say Shirou is wrong because he esteems the spiritual and… Read More Fate Apocrypha: The Holy Maiden and What it Means to be a Saint
The two Christian characters of Fate Apocrypha are our final subject in this series. Amakusa Shiro Tokisada and Jeanne d’Arc are keystone examples of the recurring “first rule of Fate club:” every character in the series is wrong on some level. But while those characters may meet or fall short of the standard from moment… Read More Fate Apocrypha: Gno-ing Better and Actually Doing It
Fate Apocrypha opens with the ambiguous words of an unidentified voice: “This is not a tale of servants. Nor is this a tale of masters. And not a tale of saints, either. This is a tale…where a man grants his wish.” (1.1 “Apocrypha: The Great Holy Grail War”). One of the series’ tasks is to… Read More Fate Apocrypha: Selflessness and Selfishness